- Alectrurus tricolor
- Black upperparts
- Grey rump
- White face and underparts
- White between wing tops
- Black patch on sides of breast
- Black tail with elongated tail feathers forming a crescent
Female - similar
- Normal-shaped, short tail
South America: found locally in eastern Bolivia, north-eastern Argentina, north-eastern Paraguay and outherns Brazil.
This is a monotypic species1.
Lowland dry grassland and seasonally wet or flooded grassland with tall vegetation.
The diet includes insects.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
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